The Nose Behind Radiant New Fragrance, Gabrielle Chanel

By Timothee Elkaim

Olivier Polge is sitting in his glass-walled office in the penthouse of Chanel‘s fragrance and beauty headquarters in the Parisian suburb of Neuilly. Before him, his father, Jacques, worked in this exact same place – he was head of Parfums Chanel for more than three decades and started here when his son was just four years of age. “I feel a lot of pressure,” Olivier Polge says, not surprisingly, but still smiling. Father Jacques (known as “le nez”) Polge was…

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